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The paper considers some problems which neurosciences meet when they want to account for socio-cultural phenomena. The chosen case is that of trust. Two objections are raised. One is that neurosciences use modellings of trust done by game theory and experimental economy, which are very problematic. Trust games are not about trust. The second is that one doesn’t see how, to date, neurosciences could account for the dimension of self-understanding, which is a component part of socio-cultural phenomena. The paper mentions, to conclude, another way than the materialistic one for naturalizing cultural and social life, namely, pragmatism’s one.
Pour citer cet article :Quéré Louis (2007/2-3). How Could Trust be Restored to Nature? In Clément Fabrice & Kaufmann Laurence (Eds), Culture and Society : Some Viewpoints of Cognitive Scientists, Intellectica, 46-47, (pp.105-122), DOI: 10.3406/intel.2007.1280.